Story last updated at 4/1/2009 - 11:06 am
JUNEAU - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently named Karen Taug as its controller.
Taug will be in charge of SEARHC's accounting and finance reporting, and based at SEARHC's administration building in Juneau. SEARHC recently upgraded its business office computer software, and Taug will help lead the office as it makes the transition to the new system.
"Karen has been a tremendous addition to our finance department," said David Edwards, SEARHC vice president of finance and chief financial officer. "She is fitting right in and helping us take advantage of our new ... software. Her experience and leadership are a tremendous asset as we pursue a best-practice finance function."
A long-time Juneau resident, Taug brings a vast experience in accounting and finance to her return to SEARHC. She most recently worked as a senior corporate accountant with Sealaska Corp. Before that she worked as an accountant, controller or held other finance positions with Coeur Alaska, SEARHC, Klukwan Inc., Cruise West, Goldbelt Inc. and Klukwan Forest Products. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau Campus.
"I'm excited to be back to help SEARHC transition into the new automated systems for accounting, billing and patient services," Taug said. "My diverse accounting background will contribute positively toward SEARHC's goal in automating processes and procedures."
In her spare time, Taug enjoys quilting, beading and skiing. She also serves as a commissioner for the Juneau Planning Commission, a member of Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70 and as a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska program in Juneau.